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Finding Census Data - Sociology: About this Research Guide

This research guide provides some information on how to use the American Community Survey and American FactFinder for United States Census data. You will largely be looking for data that provides a picture of the entire United States in your Sociology class. 

Databases on Sociology

Several of our databases contain articles about issues in sociology. We recommend the databases below for study and research on this subject.

Search for Books

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Tips for locating print books:

  • Search the library catalog for books on your topic. You can search by author, title or keyword.
  • You can renew materials from our library collection by phone, in person, or online (by signing into your account - learn how to sign in here) as long as no other person has requested the material. If you have any questions contact the library at 559-325-5215.

Browse the Library

Once you've found your census data, you might want to learn more about the issues. Browse our library's collection of books. Our library is organized by the Library of Congress Classification system, so materials are organized by subjects. Call numbers denote the subject of the material and books in Sociology will be under H which is the classification for the social sciences.

HB Economic theory. Demography.

HC Economic history and conditions.

HD Industries. Land use. Labor

HM Sociology (General)

HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.

HQ The family. Marriage. Women.

HT Communities. Classes. Races.

HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.


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